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Tragedy on the comic stage

Author: Matthew C Farmer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. 'Tragedy on the Comic Stage' contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Aristophanes; Aristophanes.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew C Farmer
ISBN: 9780190492090 0190492090
OCLC Number: 967259998
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note to the reader --
Introduction --
Part One: The fragments of Greek comedy --
Electra and the coal pan: tragic culture in the comic fragments --
Give me a bit of paratragedy: tragic parody in the comic fragments --
Part Two: Aristophanes --
The man is obsessed with song: a contest of genres in Wasps --
Euripides in the echo chamber: poets and their poetry in women at the Thesmophoria --
Writing beyond genres: the Dionysiac festival in Gerytades and wealth --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Matthew C. Farmer.

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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. 'Tragedy on the Comic Stage' contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries.

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